13 October 2015

A Brilliant Cut - Mini Quilt {Blog Hop}

‘A Brilliant Cut – Mini Quilt’ is a fun new pattern from The Fat Quarter Shop - part of their Sew Solids Series and I have to tell you, this was fun to make.

A Brilliant Cut Mini Quilt

A Brilliant Cut is all about what every girl loves, a great big ring! While creating this mini quilt, I kept on channelling Beyonce and singing the lyrics to ‘Put A Ring On It’. Whoops, now it’s stuck in my head – AGAIN!

I thought I’d change up my ring and be a little un-traditional. My Brilliant Cut ring  is made from white gold  with an aquamarine gem stone. A girl can dream about a gem stone that large, right?
It was quilted with 50wt Aurifil # 2530 (gorgeous pink) with a free motion loopy design on all of the pink fabric and completed with an aqua and white spot fabric for the binding.

A Brilliant Cut - Mini Quilt 1

Visit The Fat Quarter Shop for all of the details and don’t forget to visit the FQS YouTube channel to watch Kimberley guide us through making this mini quilt.

Download the pattern here - A Brilliant Cut Mini Quilt PDF.

One suggestion I will make, which really helped me, is to glue a little swatch of fabric over the top of the cutting guide on the pattern, so as not to confuse yourself. I was getting all befuddled when I decided to change up my colour scheme.

A Brilliant Cut - swatch guide

I hope you enjoy making the A Brilliant Cut Mini Quilt as much as I did. The other bloggers participating in this blog hop are listed below. Stop on over and see their version of the A Brilliant Cut Mini Quilt.

Pat Sloan
Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy
Christopher of The Tattooed Quilter
Anorina of Samelia’s Mum (ME)
Melissa of Oh How Sweet


  1. Fabulous - I love the background colour!!

  2. Fabulous - I love the background colour!!

  3. Very cute! The polka dot binding is just perfect.

  4. Cute mini! I love the colors you used.

  5. Love your color choices. The ring just pops on that pink.


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